Cardinals vs Bengals 2019 NFL Week 5 Odds, Prediction & Pick
Written by Eric Williams on October 1, 2019
NFL Betting News
Can Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals get their first win of the season since coming oh-so-close in their regular season opening tie against Detroit? Will Andy Dalton and the desperate Cincinnati Bengals show up to get their first win under first-time head coach Zac Taylor following their latest poor showing? With both teams desperate for a win in Week 5, let’s find out which team is offering the best value in the NFL odds for Cardinals vs Bengals.
When: Sunday, October 6, 2019 at1:00 PM ET
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Radio: Arizona / Cincinnati
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
NFL Week 5 Odds: Cincinnati -3.5 / Total: 47.5
Wind: 8 mph SW
Cloud Cover: 75%
Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On Arizona at +3.5?
While Arizona got dominated in their 27-10 Week 4 home loss against Seattle, there are a handful of good reasons to back the Cardinals in this matchup. First, quarterback Kyler Murray looks like he’s a better quarterback than Andy Dalton, despite being a rookie. Then, there’s the fact that the Cardinals have the statistically better offense by just over four points per game. Last, but not least, I’ve got to take into consideration that Cincinnati looks completely clueless on both sides of the ball.
Average Score For: 18.50
Total Yards: 326.25
Pass Yards: 234.25
Rush Yards: 92
Average Score Against: 28.75
Total Yards: 417.50
Pass Yards: 271
Rush Yards: 146.50
Why Bet On Cincinnati at -3.5?
Despite the fact that the Bengals look awful and have yet to win a game, there are a couple of good reasons to back them as a slight home favorite here. First, the Bengals are playing at home. Then, there’s the fact that Cincinnati has the statistically better defense (27.5 ppg allowed), although it’s by just 1.3 points per game. Then, there’s the fact that the Bengals will be completely and utterly desperate to get the win after dropping their first four games and looking inept in the last three. Last but not least, the Bengals aren’t exactly taking on a Super Bowl-caliber opponent in this one. The bad news if that Cincinnati looked awful in their 27-3 Week 4 road loss at Pittsburgh on Monday night as Andy Dalton suffered eight sacks while getting held to just 171 passing yards with no touchdowns and one interception.
Average Score For: 18
Total Yards: 350.33
Pass Yards: 308.33
Rush Yards: 42
Average Score Against: 27.67
Total Yards: 407
Pass Yards: 238.33
Rush Yards: 168.67
NFL Week 4 Betting Trends for Cardinals vs Bengals
Cardinals are 0-7-1 SU in the last 8 games
Cardinals are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games against an opponent in the AFC North division
The total went OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 6 games played in October
Bengals are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 games
Bengals are 0-6 SU in the last 6 games
The total went UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games
Cardinals vs Bengals Expert Analysis and Prediction
Cincinnati might be playing at home and they might be completely desperate, but for me, I like Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals to get the outright upset win to cover the chalk with ease. Arizona has gone 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games while Cincinnati has gone1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in the month of October and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games. Arizona has a plan for the immediate future under Murray and first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury while Cincinnati looks as rudderless as ever under their first-time head coach Zac Taylor. I’m going with Arizona to get the win and you should too!
Pick: Arizona +3.5